Josh Hull


Josh Hull is Penn Production Group’s CEO.  In this role he is responsible for developing and implementing strategy and maximizing PPG’s returns on its upstream and midstream assets.  He believes in making decisions using an amalgamation of quantitative and qualitative techniques.

He began his career in the heavy construction services and products industry and eventually transitioned into the civil engineering industry.  His broad experience within both industries spans from business development to financial analysis.  His past experiences ultimately culminated into his current role of CEO for PPG.

Josh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Systems Engineering from Penn State University and a MBA from Penn State University.  He serves as the Vice President of the Board for the Penns Valley Youth Center and participates in many community focused endeavors.  He and his wife live in Central Pennsylvania with their two children.

Meet Our Team

Alan Walker

Business Development Advisor

Alan is a native of Clearfield County and is the current Chief Executive Officer of Bradford Energy Company, Inc. and held former C-Suite roles of several other energy companies in Western Pennsylvania. Alan is the former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development serving under the Corbett administration.

Andy Spencer

Vice President, Land

Andy has over 14 years of entrepreneurial and management experience within the oil and gas industry in Western Pennsylvania. Mr. Spencer has successfully led the start-up of 3 companies since he graduated from Penn State University and has expertise in land-use and resource management.

John Interval


John has been a Professional Petroleum Geologist for over 33 years, specializing in petroleum geology prospect generation, analysis, and well site assessment, completion design, and production analysis. Mr. Interval currently focuses his work on all Devonian and Ordovician unconventional shale plays e.g. Utica and Marcellus. He has published in multiple editorials on the oil and gas industry in Western Pennsylvania and is an industry expert representing landowners to sell assets to potential buyers.

Peter Hatgelakas

Consulting Geologist - Geophysicist - Petroleum Engineer

Peter has over 42 years of professional experience within the oil and gas industry concentrating on the exploration of the Appalachian Basin. Mr. Hatgelakas has a very diverse educational, technical and professional background focusing on material sciences, crystallography, phase geo chemistry-petrology, mineralogy, structural geology, rock mechanics, rock fracture analysis, multiphase flow dynamics, basin analysis, stratigraphy and sedimentation, carbonate reservoirs, reservoir analysis, etc.

Eric A. Kowalski


Eric has a diverse educational and professional background spending much of his career working for large multi-national corporations in Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. Mr. Kowalski has a vast knowledge of finance, economics, supply chain, and project management leading teams to deliver large, complex projects with budgets topping US$ 500 million and revenue-generating deliverables over US$ 1.2 billion.

John Kowalski

Management Consultant

John has a diverse legal and technical background spanning over 45 years. A graduate of Duquesne University Law School, he practiced law in the real estate and wireless telecom industries for over 30 years. Upon retiring from the practice of law, he managed massive telecom and robotic projects in Japan, the EU, Canada, India, and the United States. For the past several years his focus shifted to the oil and gas industry where he serves as the Secretary and Treasurer as well as a business strategist for Penn Production.

Mike Cribbs

Completion Engineer

Mike brings his 42 years of experience in the oil and gas industry to the Penn Production Group family. Mr. Cribbs has worked in the Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania for his entire career and has vast experience in all phases of the oil and gas well completion activities including drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and resolving complex downhole issues.